Painted Indian Elephant Celebration

Painted Indian Elephant Celebration

Painted Indian Elephant Celebration

Painted Indian Elephant Celebration

Transport yourself to Jaipur for a taste of the colorful and decadent celebration of the treasured and revered Indian Elephant.

Explore all the custom details below!


  • Event Production: pop! by YAZ
  • Venue: Michael Anthony’s Waterfront
  • Catering: Michael Anthony’s Waterfront
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ & Leonard Wilson
  • Invitations: pop! by YAZ
  • Favors: pop! by YAZ
  • Centerpieces/Flowers: pop! by YAZ
  • Elephants: pop!byYAZ
  • Cake: BCake NY


01-india-elephant-painted-purple-580vThe Inspiration
Flipping through the pages of National Geographic I came across these stunning images captured by photographer Charles Fréger who traveled to Jaipur to capture the elephants in their glory—bright with paint, bangles, and drapes.  The Elephant Festival begins with a beautiful procession of bedecked elephants where their owners proudly embellish their elephants with vibrant colors, jhools (saddle cloth) and heavy jewellery. What a greater inspiration than these beauties garbed in their finest costumes.


DSC_0170The Venue
The waterfront view with all the boats anchored around is spectacular and makes for a perfect backdrop for a celebration! Selecting this venue was a no-brainer!



DSC_0151The Cake
The three-tier cake featured a quilted pink layer with gold beads, an orange and turquoise layer with gold tassels and a base layer decorated with a an exquisite henna like design. The topper and accessory elephants on the side were custom made and decorated by me. I also made sure to bedazzle the fruit. It just seemed appropriate for the occasion!




DSC_0044The Elephants
All of the elephants at the event were hand crafted – painted in a metallic gold and adorned with jewels.





DSC_0305The Favors
The guests were treated to a menagerie of favors which included golden elephants, journals, candles, bangles and clementines.



Painted Indian Elephant



pink tableThe Tables
Each table featured vibrant colored Saris which served as overlays for the table. The tables also featured mixed centerpieces which included flowers, fresh fruit, elephants, lanterns and candelabras.  Each plate supported by a jewel toned charger.

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